DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 1    
-------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   15.0  (34.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   14.0  (31.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Cory Nott, Computer Programmer (Libertarian)   5.0  (11.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________ :
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   5.0  (11.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _______ :
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   3.0  (6.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGG _______________ :
Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa County Supervisor (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
AAA _______________________ :
Mary Hayashi, Registered Nursing Boardmember (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
JJJ _______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom) Elected
DDDDDDDD HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

New colors:
L
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   7.3  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   14.0  (31.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Cory Nott, Computer Programmer (Libertarian)   5.0  (11.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________ :
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   7.3  (16.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   3.0  (6.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGG ________________ :
Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa County Supervisor (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
AAAA _______________________ :
Mary Hayashi, Registered Nursing Boardmember (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
JJJJ _______________________ :
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   5.4  (12.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican) Elected
AAAA GGGGGGGGGGG KKKKKKKKKK

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

New colors:
L
Jill Buck, Nonprofit Executive Director (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   7.3  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   7.3  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Cory Nott, Computer Programmer (Libertarian)   5.0  (11.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________ :
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   7.3  (16.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   5.8  (13.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______ :
Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa County Supervisor (Democratic)   2.1  (4.8%) 
AAAAAAAA ___________________ :
Mary Hayashi, Registered Nursing Boardmember (Democratic)   1.0  (2.3%) 
JJJJ _______________________ :
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   5.4  (12.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______ :
Jill Buck, Nonprofit Executive Director (Republican)   2.8  (6.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKK _________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mary Hayashi, Registered Nursing Boardmember (Democratic) Defeated
DDD

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Mary Hayashi, Registered Nursing Boardmember (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   7.3  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   7.3  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Cory Nott, Computer Programmer (Libertarian)   5.0  (11.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________ :
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   8.3  (18.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDD
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   5.8  (13.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______ :
Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa County Supervisor (Democratic)   2.1  (4.8%) 
AAAAAAAA ___________________ :
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   5.4  (12.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______ :
Jill Buck, Nonprofit Executive Director (Republican)   2.8  (6.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKK _________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic) Elected
HHHH

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   7.3  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   7.3  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Cory Nott, Computer Programmer (Libertarian)   5.0  (11.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________ :
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   7.3  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   5.8  (13.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____ :
Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa County Supervisor (Democratic)   2.1  (4.8%) 
AAAAAAA ____________________ :
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   6.3  (14.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____ :
Jill Buck, Nonprofit Executive Director (Republican)   2.8  (6.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKK _________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa County Supervisor (Democratic) Defeated
BBBB GGGG

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa County Supervisor (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   7.3  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   8.4  (19.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Cory Nott, Computer Programmer (Libertarian)   5.0  (11.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________ :
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   7.3  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   6.8  (15.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __ :
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   6.3  (14.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____ :
Jill Buck, Nonprofit Executive Director (Republican)   2.8  (6.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKK _________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jill Buck, Nonprofit Executive Director (Republican) Defeated
GGGGGGGGGG

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Jill Buck, Nonprofit Executive Director (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   7.3  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   8.4  (19.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Cory Nott, Computer Programmer (Libertarian)   5.0  (11.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________ :
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   7.3  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   9.6  (21.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGG
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   6.3  (14.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican) Elected
CCCCCC HH

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   7.3  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   8.4  (19.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Cory Nott, Computer Programmer (Libertarian)   6.8  (15.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __ :
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   7.3  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   7.3  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   6.8  (15.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Cory Nott, Computer Programmer (Libertarian) Defeated
BBBBBBBBB GGGGGGG HHHHHHHHH

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

A tie was resolved by comparing votes in previous rounds.
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Cory Nott, Computer Programmer (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   7.3  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   10.9  (24.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBB
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   7.3  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   9.3  (21.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGG
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   9.1  (20.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHH
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican) Elected
DDDD IIII

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 10    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   8.2  (18.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :III
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   8.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBB
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   8.5  (19.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDD
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   9.3  (21.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGG
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   9.1  (20.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHH
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican) Elected
D II

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 11    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   8.7  (19.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   8.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBB
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   8.6  (19.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDD
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   8.8  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGG
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   9.1  (20.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic) Elected
D

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 12    
-------------------------- 16.7%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   8.7  (19.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   8.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBB
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   8.9  (20.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDD
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   8.8  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGG
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   8.8  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHH
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic) Elected

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 13    
-------------------------------- 20%
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom)   8.8  (20.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican)   8.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic)   8.8  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican)   8.8  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic)   8.8  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
   
Results  
Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Council Member (Republican) Elected 
Loni Hancock, Incumbent (Democratic) Elected 
Guy Houston, Businessman/State Legislator (Republican) Elected 
Sandre Swanson, Trustee, Pension Fund (Democratic) Elected 
Edward Ytuarte, Radio Producer (Peace and Freedom) Elected 

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 100% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 95.5% if only the first-round votes were used. You should be able to see that the winners have a more equal mandate in the final round than in the first round.

Note that even the "highest first-round votes" method is more democratic than most methods used in US public elections: the "vote for 5" method, which allows the largest block of voters to dominate, and the district method, where choices are restricted to the one or two viable candidates within geographical boundaries drawn by the politicians in office.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Oakland and Contra Costa (District 15)
5 candidates will be elected with 44 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank Fraction of votes for winners
1st 50.3% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2nd 30.6% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
3rd 6.8% 
XXXXXXXX
5th 2.6% 
XX
6th 2.6% 
XX